How to Make a Donation

We hope you will follow the work done by the Canmore and Area Health Care Foundation.  The entire community and visitors alike will benefit.  Our registered Charity Number is 8983000306 RR0001

DONATE  ON-LINE

The Canmore and Area Health Care Foundation will receive donations made through Canada Helps

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Please Note:  Canada Helps is a secure on-line site which allows you to designate a specific area of care to which your donation may be directed. Canada Helps also immediately processes and e-mails a Tax Receipt to you. (See Types of Donations Below).

 

Donate Now Through ATB Cares

Please Note:  ATB Cares is a secure on-line site, ATB match 15% of your donation.

 

 

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Pay Pal is a secure sight which allows you to direct your donation to a specific area of care.  The Canmore and Area Health Care Foundation will process and mail a Tax Receipt to you.

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You may also donate on a secure site through Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover Card.

You will receive a transaction receipt from the card company and a Tax Receipt from The Canmore and Area Health Care Foundation.

DONATE BY MAIL

Please send your cheque or money order to our mailing address:

The Canmore and Area Health Care Foundation

1100 Hospital Place

Canmore, Alberta  T1W 1N2

Please include your name and address so we can mail you a Tax Receipt, for amounts $20 and over.

IN PERSON

You may bring your donation to the Canmore General Hospital Administration Office or you may telephone (403) 678-4358 for an appointment.

DONATE BY TELEPHONE

You may call Leslie at (403) 678-7209 for information on using your credit card for donations.

TYPES OF DONATIONS

  • General Donations

Every donation, both large and small, is important to us.  Each one allows us to continue supporting healthcare through hospital purchases of new equipment, programs, education and staff training as well as supporting health care in the community.

Each person has a different reason for giving and we support and respect each gift and thank you for your generosity. The Canmore and Area Health Care Foundation has set up accounts so that your donation may be directed to a specific area according to your wishes.

These accounts are:

AREA OF MOST NEED
ALZHEIMERS (DEMENTIAL) FUND
CARDIAC CARE FUND
ER (Emergency Room) FUND
HEALTH MOMS AND BABIES FUND
MINDFULNESS MEDITATION FUND
OPERATING ROOM FUND
P.A.R.T.Y. PROGRAM FUND
PUBLIC HEALTH FUND
VOLUNTEER SERVICES
ACUTE CARE FUND
CANCER CARE
COMMUNITY CARE FUND
GARDEN FUND
LONG TERM CARE (Golden Eagle View)
MUSIC THERAPY FUND
PALLIATIVE CARE FUND
PHYSICAL THERAPHY FUND
STAFF APPRECIATION/EDUCATION
WOMEN’S HEALTH

We also have established an ENDOWMENT FUND which helps ensure funding will be available for excellent health care in the Bow Valley for years to come.

  • Planned Giving

“We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give” ~ Winston Churchill

One of the biggest misconceptions about leaving a legacy is that only the wealthy can do it. The truth, however, is that everyone can plan a legacy gift no matter their current income or assets.  Legacy gifts are often referred to as planned gifts, since planning a gift can often result in a significant contribution to a charitable organization for a lifetime.

If you are considering making a planned gift in support of the Canmore Hospital, please contact our Executive Director, or one of our board members who can assist you in making sure your legacy wishes are honoured: execdir@canmorehealthfoundation.com.

  • Giving options

There are a number of options available and each will have different types of tax benefits. The LEAVE A LEGACY™ program encourages you to talk to your professional advisor (i.e. your lawyer, accountant etc.) if you have one, because while everyone’s needs vary, your professional advisor can help you decide which option(s) will work best for you and your family.

Ways to leave your legacy:

  • Bequest
  • Cash or Securities
  • Life Insurance
  • RRSPS or RRIFs
  • Annuities
  • Charitable remainder of trusts
  • Residual interest
  • A gift in memory of a loved one
  • Real estate
  • A gift to honour someone
  • Special occasion giving

  • Charitable Bequest

A charitable bequest is simply a distribution from your estate to a charitable organization through your last will and testament. There are different kinds of bequests. For each, you must use very specific language to indicate the precise direction of your assets, and to successfully carry out your final wishes. In any charitable bequest, be sure to name the recipient accurately. A bequest to “The Cancer Society” might go to national headquarters, when you meant it to go to the affiliate in your community. There are a few types of charitable bequests, for example:

General Bequests are legacies left to certain people or causes that come from the general value of the estate and are made by designating a specific dollar amount, a particular asset or a fixed percentage of your estate to the cause of your choice.

Specific Bequests are made when a particular item or property is bequeathed for a designated purpose. (i.e., instruments bequeathed to the local school district for use in music education; dollar funds to be used in the operation of a school or church.)

Residuary Bequests are made when you intend to leave the residue portion (any left over property) of your assets after other terms of the will have been satisfied.

Contingency Bequests allow you to leave a portion of your estate to a particular charity if your named beneficiary does not survive you.

Cash or Securities

A cash or security gift is an amount made out to a charitable organization of your choice. Gifts of cash are available for immediate use in the form of cash, cheque, credit card, or pre-authorized contributions paid monthly. They can also be given in the form of a general bequest in your will and testament.

Life Insurance

A gift of life insurance is made when you name a charitable organization of your choice as the beneficiary. This means that you control the policy and the organization would receive the insurance proceeds upon death.

RRSPS or RRIFs

Gifts of retirement plans are made when you name a charitable organization of your choice as the beneficiary. This means that upon your death the organization would receive the proceeds and you’re estate will receive a charitable tax receipt. This receipt will counterbalance your final tax return, transforming any final tax liabilities you have when you die into a charitable gift.

  •  Gifts in Kind

A Gift-In-Kind receipt will be issued for a tangible gift to the Foundation where supporting documentation is supplied such as a supplier’s invoice or two appraisals from qualified appraisers.  Your gift may be used to raise money for the Foundation through such events as a silent auction or raffle, etc.


The Canmore and Area Health Care Foundation representative would be happy to meet with you to answer any questions you may have.

Many of the ways of giving listed above will enable the CAHC Foundation to process a Tax Receipt for your records.  Tax receipts are issued for donations of $20. and over.

Please contact us at (403) 678-4358 if you have any questions.

You can also contribute to the Foundations work by:

  • Hosting an Event

If you have an idea for an event that would raise money to support the work of the Canmore and Area Health Care Foundation we would like to hear from you.  Third party events are an important part of our fundraising each year.

  • Volunteering

Volunteers make things happen with the Canmore and Area Health Care Foundation.  If you would like to help, let us know.  Watch our Current Events page on our website to see if there is an activity in which you would like to participate.